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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  -ard \-ard\, -art \-art\
     The termination of many English words; as, coward, reynard,
     drunkard, mostly from the French, in which language this
     ending is of German origin, being orig. the same word as
     English hard. It usually has the sense of one who has to a
     high or excessive degree the quality expressed by the root;


     as, braggart, sluggard.
     [1913 Webster]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:

  Ard
     descent, a grandson of Benjamin (Num. 26:38-40). In 1 Chr. 8:3
     he is called Addar. His descendants are mentioned in Num. 26:40.
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:

  Ard, one that commands; he that descends
  

















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